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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 10:17 PM


Quote: The days of finding Olympus 35SP`s for 3.99 are long gone

You're not wrong there - I sometime look at vinyl and saw Kind Crimson's gatefold Court of the Crimson King in oxfam for 25 - what happened to 50p per album lol. They seem to have the same stock more these days though!

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 10:19 PM

I bought a small book on cars of the 1950s about 4 years ago for 25 on Amazon Marketplace. I felt a just bit ripped off to be honest, but I really wanted that book.

However.............. I see identical books are going on eBay for over 150 now. Feeling much better about it! Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315222 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 10:21 PM

I blame a lot of this on Ebay dealers, they scour charity shops, car boots and so on, grabbing anything they think could make them a nice profit on Ebay, you can`t blame these charity shops for upping there prices.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014715 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 12:12 AM

Everybody's in the game, one's no more guilty than the next. Money draws people like **** draws flies.

zebraboy
zebraboy  9197 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 6:00 AM

Its common practice now for charity shops to look at auction sites for price guiding.

Last Modified By zebraboy at 20 Mar 2013 - 6:03 AM
779HOB
779HOB  21019 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 6:11 AM

I use Amazon to sell on. Just sold a Canon 1100D with a 18-55mm lens and a 50mm lens there. I think people trust the name more than eBay and the process is painless.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014715 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 6:32 AM

I have tried Amazon, but have never had any success. I'm approaching 300 transactions on ebay.

779HOB
779HOB  21019 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 6:39 AM

I was surprised how easy it was - I popped them up and they sold in a couple of days. I buy from eBay but mostly junk! Just bought some use and bin watches 1.60 each from China.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:41 AM

Selling on eBay is still a good way to get rid of stuff, but you have to be prepared topay 10% plus tax on your final sale value. Personally I think that is excessive but it is probably still better value than ad's in the local papers.

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:56 AM


Quote: I use Amazon to sell on............................................I think people trust the name more than eBay ..........................

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779HOB
779HOB  21019 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM


Quote: ????

I use Amazon to sell items.

I think people trust the Amazon name more than the eBay one.

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 11:22 AM


Quote:
I think people trust the Amazon name more than the eBay one.

Very much a matter of opinion

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 11:33 AM


Quote: I think people trust the Amazon name more than the eBay one.

The is a huge difference between 'Amazon' and 'Amazon Marketplace'.

In all the years I've been buying and selling, online, the only serious problems I have had are with Amazon Marketplace. Oddly enough, never eBay.

thewilliam
20 Mar 2013 - 12:03 PM

On the two occasions that I've been let down as an eBay buyer and goods didn't arrive, eBay sorted things out quickly and I had a full refund. They want to make it a safe place for buyers.

As a seller, our hands are tied because we can't even leave bad feedback for people who don't seem to understand that placing a winning bid in an auction constitutes entry into a legally enforceable contract.

lemmy
lemmy  71836 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 12:26 PM

Over the course of well over 200 trades I've had 2 people not pay. I started the dispute procedure and I guess they get a black mark against their eBay name. But I don't find it such a big deal. A bit annoying but no more.

I don't find eBay fees excessive (not to say I find them cheap, either). Tale a look at the cost of selling through a traditional auction house if you think eBay is dear.

Whatever the ins and outs of eBay, it enables me to economically buy and sell things that I never could have before.

I remember when the only way was local paper ads or car boot sales. I was selling a Boss FX pedal. I arranged to meet the guy at Hammersmith tube to exchange pedal and money. He tries to knock me down on price. I refuse. He says, how do I know its working? I say, because I'm not a liar or a con man and anyway I've never heard of a Boss pedal going wrong. He keeps on , so I just say that I'm walking away, if he thinks I'm a con man he shouldn't buy from me. He says, I'll give you the money but I was so fed up I just walked. The irony was that I had priced the pedal really cheaply for a quick sale.

eBay has to be better than that. As thewilliam says, eBay will sort things out. Car boots are great but not really suitable for the fairly specialized gear that people here are likely to have.

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